FACE-TO-FACE NEW YEAR CRISIS - COVID surge could doom expanded in-person classes January

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The threat of a major spike in coronavirus cases after the Christmas festivities may doom hopes for a broader resumption of face-to-face classes in the New Year, potentially wasting the Government’s pilot in 17 public schools that was positioned as…

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Bloody Sunday - Girls, grandma among four slain

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The serene community of Tryall Heights in Spanish Town, St Catherine, was torn by terror on Sunday as gunmen targeted a family about 4:30 p.m., killing them execution style. There was maximum carnage and no mercy. Having entered the home of 81-…

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‘Babsy’ bares soul as bus sex-abuse victim - Rallies Jamaicans to battle violence against women, girls

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Olivia Grange knows what it means to be sexually and physically assaulted in public. And as the minister for gender affairs, she is determined to put a stop to brazen attacks on women and girls. Grange opened up to the congregation at Power of…

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Blood Bank under probe

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A comprehensive probe has been ordered into the operations of the Blood Bank in Kingston following claims last week of irregularities that threaten the integrity of its testing and processing regimen. In a media statement late Sunday evening,…

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Fitzroy Wickham ‘bright from him born’ - Brown’s Town celebrates 2021 Rhodes Scholar

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Fitzroy Wickham’s selection as the 2021 Rhodes Scholar has put the York Castle High alumnus among prestigious company as he joins a list of outstanding Jamaicans who have been awarded the honour over decades. Wickham’s success, however, has come…

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Could COVID-19 reshape church attendance forever? - Pastors grapple with prospect that flock, after missing services for months, may never be wooed back

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COVID-19 has accelerated the trend towards online church services, but while happy that their reach has, in some instances, tripled since the pandemic, faith leaders are concerned that the current reliance on virtual worship might make in-person…

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As online services surge, Clarendon pastor bucks trend

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Pastor Ann Marie Richards has witnessed her congregation dwindle from 120 to about 50 since the coronavirus pandemic’s emergence, but she refuses to log on to the growing movement to stream worship services online to reach her missing members….

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COVID delays release of ‘Seacole’ movie

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The movie ‘Seacole’ which is based on Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole is now set to be released next year. It is a historical drama about the legendary woman who defied discrimination as a nurse to care for British soldiers during…

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Trump directs team to cooperate with transition, vows to continue fight

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WASHINGTON (AP) — US President Trump has directed his team to cooperate on the transition for President-elect Joe Biden but has vowed to keep up fight. The General Services Administration (GSA) has formally designated President-elect Joe…

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Young attorney fulfils mother’s dream of Jamaica House fellowship appointment

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The mother of attorney-at-law Christal Parris-Campbell had, for some time, harboured thoughts of her daughter becoming a part of the Jamaica House Fellowship Programme. “She had always encouraged me to apply. But, for whatever reason, I always felt…

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